Newlsetter corections and clarrifications

Alert readers of our newsletter may have noticed several spelling mistakes and one factual error in the recent (November 2013) edition of the Civic Society Newsletter. We will leave readers to spot the spelling mistakes, but this is  an early opportunity to correct the factual error: Alnwick Playhouse dates from 1925, not 1926. We understand that … Continue reading Newlsetter corections and clarrifications

Public Spaces Protection Orders

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill is currently making its way through parliament, and recently passed committee stage. Among other things, it will introduce a “Public Spaces Protection Order”, to prevent specified things being done in specified public places. The idea is to introduce a simplified alternative which replaces Dog Control Orders (use of leads, control … Continue reading Public Spaces Protection Orders


Normally more than 200 people in Northumberland complete an apprenticeship related to construction, planning or the built environment each year. That’s around 1.2% of all such apprenticeships in England. Not bad, considering that Northumberland represents just 0.6% of the population of England. Last year, however, the number in Northumberland dropped from 200 to just 40. … Continue reading Apprenticeships